Month: September 2016

Base Ten Blocks

Today, in Math, our learning goal was to use base ten blocks to read and represent numbers. 


We began by identifying the two types of blocks and their values.


Then, as a class we looked at some number representations and worked together to identify the values. 


Zara noticed that when we write the value, the first number matches the number of tens and the second number matches the number of ones. We wondered if it would always be that way. So we broke into group to test our discovery. 


After, we came together and realized that our discovery was always true. Next, we used our learning to do the reverse – students tried to use the base ten blocks to represent given numbers.

Adding a Key to Succeed

Today we learned about another Key to Succeed for making predictions. 


We practised using text clues to identify the main character in our shared reading poster. Yesterday, the students predicted that the main character was a little kid because they talked about sitting on their dad’s shoulder (and usually kids do that). Today we gathered more information as we read and discovered that Cailtin is not sitting on her dad’s shoulder this year, so she must be the little girl that looks sad.